Stories by Beth Schwartzapfel

Beth Schwartzapfel is a staff writer for The Marshall Project. Her long-form reporting on the criminal justice system has appeared in Mother Jones, The American Prospect, and the Boston Review. She won the June 2014 Sidney Award, the 2016 James Aronson Award, and the 2016 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Prize for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting, for which she was also runner up in 2014 and 2015. subscribe to Beth Schwartzapfel's feed

Posted on: Sep 28, 2016, Source: The Marshall Project

Prisoners can be forced to work without pay—the Constitution says so.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009, Source: The Nation

If Obama wants to promote public health -- over politics -- on substance abuse, there are many more bold steps his administration should take.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2009, Source: The Nation

From Victoria's Secret to Starbucks, prisoners have long been exploited by companies that cash in on Valentine's Day.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2006, Source: WireTap

Now, more than ever, gay youth in North America seem to be doing just fine.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2006, Source: WireTap

Crash dieting causes even more harm than carrying those extra pounds. The best solution in the long-run is changing the way we live.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2005, Source: WireTap

Cambodian American youth are often caught between their parents' respect for authority and a growing number of lawmakers who want to see them sent -- often for the first time -- to Cambodia.